Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, is an eminent writer, broadcaster and commentator on sustainable development. Established in 1996, Forum for the Future is now the UK’s leading sustainable development charity.
He is Co-Director of The Prince of Wales's Business and Sustainability Programme, a Non-Executive Director of Wessex Water and of Willmott Dixon Holdings. He is a trustee of the Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy and is involved in the work of many NGOs and charities
Jonathon’s involvement in the Green Movement started in the mid-1970s when he joined the Green Party becoming co-Chair in 1980, a position he held until he took over as Director of Friends of the Earth in 1984.
In 2000 Jonathon received a CBE for services to environmental protection and he was appointed by Tony Blair as the first Chair of the UK Sustainable Development Commission, a position he held for nine years.